Here is where you will find key information about TABLE, resources for volunteers, our families, and other local hunger resources, as well as local and national hunger statistics. If you need further information, feel free to contact us.
Collard Greens: Fun Facts & Recipes
While most people consider collard greens to be a “southern” food, they are also a popular vegetable in other types of regional cooking. They can be combined with pasta for an Italian meal, included in a variety of Spanish soups, and have been used in African and Mexican sauce recipes.
Why You Should Eat More Rice
Rice, a cooking staple, not only provides some great health benefits but can also be used in recipes for every meal, and even snacks too!
TABLE’s New Nutrition Guidelines
TABLE has just released new nutrition guidelines in order to improve the nutritional quality of the food items we distribute to children in our community!
Why Invest In Nutrition Education?
After 10 years of serving kids in Chapel Hill and Carrboro, TABLE is well known for the impact we make every week delivering healthy, nutritious food to children who may otherwise be at risk for hunger. What many are unaware of is the effect TABLE’s nutrition education programs have on the children we serve. So, why does TABLE invest in nutrition education?
Sensing Our Food Choices
Have you ever thought about how your senses of sight, smell and touch impact the food choices you make? They are a vital component to our dietary decisions from what we choose to purchase at the grocery store or farmer’s market to what we order at a restaurant or cook at home.
Q&A with Edna Lewis, Renowned Chef of Southern Cooking
Edna Lewis lived a long, beautiful life from April 1916 to February 2006. Her legacy still lives on today. Answers have been adapted from an article in The New York Times by Francis Lam entitled “Edna Lewis and the Black Roots of American Cooking.”
Q&A with Spring Council, Mama Dips
Meet Spring Council from Mama Dips, check out broccoli as the fresh food choice, and try our recipe for Broccoli & Cheddar Omelet Pie.
Feeding School Kids When There’s No School
Thousands of K-12 students in Orange County rely on free and reduced-price school meals. Thanks to groups like TABLE, these students won’t be left hungry while school is out.
Talking to Children About Hunger
Talking to our little ones about childhood hunger can be challenging. It is tough (regardless of whether we are in need of food at home or in a position to give to others) to explain why some children have full pantries at home and full lunchboxes at school, while others don’t.
Filling Bellies During Snow Days
For many kids in our schools snow days mean sleeping in, building snowmen, sledding with friends and drinking hot chocolate. However, for children who rely on school meals day-to-day, snow days create worry for how they will get their next meal. When school is out it may mean one more breakfast and one more lunch that families now have to find a way to provide for their children.
End Summer Hunger!
Nearly 30 percent of children in the Chapel Hill and Carrboro City School District are food insecure and rely on the National School Lunch program to eat. When schools close for summer, these children are at their greatest risk for hunger.
Communiversity’s SnackChef Scholars
Dance, theater, culinary arts, poetry, and music. At Communiversity our scholars are exposed to all of these activities and more! An after school program serving local youth in grades K-8, Communiversity gives children the ability to participate in a variety of enriching educational activities while also being exposed to the world of the arts all in a university setting.